Deana Dahl

deana dahl

Deana L. Dahl, 44, Fargo passed away Saturday, October 5, 2013 at her home.

Deana was born November 20, 1968 in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota to Phil and Darlyne (Kasprick) Dahl. She graduated from Mayville-Portland  High School in 1987. She went on to attend Mayville State College and University of North Dakota. She spent several years in the North Dakota Army National Guard.

Deana had a passion for all animals. She enjoyed spending time with and owning several different types of animals and sharing them with her daughters.

One of Deana’s favorite things was to spend time with her daughters. She especially loved going to the lake and swimming with them. She was a very talented cook and enjoyed preparing and serving food for family and friends. She would prepare unusual and different dishes she would find while reading her cookbooks and magazines.

Deana is survived by her daughters; Magnolia age 7 and Summer age 6, parents; Phil and Darlyne Dahl, Fargo, ND, brother; Jeff and Christina Dahl, Dilworth, MN.

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  1. Jacksonville FLMy deepest sympathies to Deana’s family. She was the sweetest, most kind-hearted person I ever had the privilege of knowing, and I was blessed to have her as a friend. She had a radiant smile and a beautiful soul that are both lighting up heaven now, but we are certainly going to miss her down here.

  2. Coon Rapids, MN
    Phil, Darlyne, and Jeff

    My deepest sympathies. I am so sorry for your loss. I grew up with Deana and spent many days with her, Jeff, and their cousins. Deana was a very special person. She had a unique way of seeing the good in everyone. She was very kind hearted and fun to be around. I have many memories of spending time with her and your family. Thank you for those memories, and the opportunity to be her friend.

    We are thinking of you all.

    Lindsey Brown

  3. Fargo ND
    I am so sorry for your unexpected loss. I am truly blessed to have known such a loving and caring individual. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Dahl family during this very difficult time.
    May the sunshine of today bring brighter days ahead. RIP Deana. You will be missed.

  4. Fargo North Dakota
    I am so sorry for your loss. Deana was a very special person and good friend. I served with her for many years in the National Guard and many of her fellow soldiers have expressed sadness at her passing. She will be missed.

  5. Grand Forks ND
    We are truly sorry for your tragic loss. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  6. I am truly sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in God’s promise found at Revelation 21:4- “And He will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more..”

  7. Fargo ND
    David Conmy let me know of your loss.
    We are so sorry to hear this. please know we are thinking of you, and ask the Lord’s blessings and comfort in this time of sorrow.

  8. East Grand Forks MN
    Darlyne & Phil,
    Such a tradgedy. I never had the privilege to know Deana. I am sure she had some very nice characteristics. Hopefully, your memories will help you through this difficult time. Prayers are sent your way.

  9. St. Michael MN
    I was a friend of Deana’s in the National Guard. I remember her as a very sweet person who loved animals.
    My heart goes out to her daughters, parents and brother.

  10. Colorado Springs ColoradoI am sorry to hear the passing of Deana. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.

    (Past colleague with Jeff Dahl)

  11. Karlstad My deepest sympathies to the Dahl family.

    Deana was one of the kindest people I have ever known. I graduated with her in 1987 and we had known each other all the way through school.

    I had last talked with her at our 20th. She was as I always remember..kind and happy. She was always that way. It seems so many people remember her kindness, and I know why..she always had time to help people, she always had time for a friend.

    I’m so sorry for your loss. May Deana rest in peace, and blessed be her memory. May God give you comfort and peace and this difficult time…
    Nick Amb
    MP Class of 1987
    Karlstad, MN

  12. Deana was always a bright spot in my teaching day at May-Port. I am sorry for this tremendous loss to your family.

    Mr. Hanson

  13. Fargo ND
    Dear Phil, Darlyne, and Jeff,

    My deepest sympathy to you on the loss of Deana. I loved her smile! During our younger years, we would make “DQ dates.” I would have to meet her at the stable first. She loved her horse! Needless to say, DQ wasn’t a priority! I have wonderful memories with/of her. RIP my dear friend. Blessed be the memories.


  14. Grand Forks ND
    To Mr. and Mrs. Dahl, I am so so deeply sorry about the loss of your beloved Deanna. I have nothing but the most wonderful memories of and with her, growing up in Mayville together. She was indeed a beautiful gem, and I cannot believe she is gone. God bless you all and give you peace during this horrible and tragic time.

  15. Portland ND
    Dear Dahls,

    My thoughts and prayers are with your family at the difficult time.

    I remember Deana’s smiling face as a little girl. I know she will be missed so very much. It was always fun to babysit your kids and their Dahl cousins. They kept Allie and I hopping, but there were lots of giggles too! Blessed be your memories of Deana.

    Laurie (Brown) Papenfuss

  16. West Fargo ndDeana, when I think about you, I think about kindness…you were always so kind to everyone. You truly cared when someone looked sad. You had empathy for those hurting, and you took the time to help them.
    We had so many fun times growing up together. Riding around on your moped, sleepovers and just acting silly. You were always so kind to me.
    You were a true beauty in every way…rest in peace, Deana

    F/F Angie Goldal

  17. charlotte MichiganI am deeply sorry for your loss. I haven’t seen Deana since we graduated but I remember her as a wonderful kind sweet person.

  18. Moorhead Minnesota
    Deana was always loving to those around her. Her passion for animals and all things needing care will be missed in this world. She has left beautiful legacies with her daughters. May peace comfort them both at this time. Our deepest sympathies for Phil, Darlyne, and the entire Dahl family.

  19. Salt Lake City UtahDeana was one of the most genuinely kind, sweet people I ever had the pleasure to know. I had the priviledge to call her friend for all my years in school and beyond she was there when I needed her most. I hope she has found the peace she was always searching for.
    I feel blessed to have had here in my life!
    My thoughts and prayers go out to her daughters and family. I hope that you can find some peace and comfort during these sad times. Bless you all!

  20. Larimore NdRest with Jesus my friend. I’ll never forget you. I have thought of you so many times over the years. My heart breaks for you and your family.

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